Revealing Voices: Martine van Elk

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Martine van Elk’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series. For much of my academic career, my research and teaching concentrated on early modern English literature, but about ten years ago, I came across a large anthology of writing by Dutch women, now also available in English translation, which changed my research radically. On seeing […]

Revealing Voices: Jackie Keshner

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Jackie Keshner’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.  Early modern women writers…and economics. Those were the two topics I sought to connect in my undergraduate English honors thesis. It was an improbable connection, perhaps impossible. Yet, thanks to Margaret Cavendish, I found an in-road.   I chose to study Cavendish’s 1666 science fiction work, The Blazing World, in my thesis, along with […]

Revealing Voices: Deborah Boyle

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Deborah Boyle’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.  I first heard about Margaret Cavendish at a regional conference in 2001, and I was fascinated. I borrowed the presenter’s copy of Paper Bodies—a collection containing Blazing World, Cavendish’s autobiography, and a few of her poems—for the weekend. Looking for more Cavendish to read after that, […]

Announcement: Project Vox on the New Narratives in the History of Philosophy Podcast

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Check out Project Vox’s Andrew Janiak on the New Narratives in the History of Philosophy’s new podcast. The New Narratives project “aims to develop new narratives of our philosophical past that centrally include women thinkers, and thereby to reconfigure, enrich and reinvigorate the philosophical canon.” You can listen to Andrew talk about Project Vox, image culture, the philosophy […]

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Public Media: Project Vox in The Atlantic

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Earlier this year Project Vox was mentioned in an article on The Atlantic about the movie The Circle (2017), a technological thriller. Elizabeth Yale discusses how “women are cast as consumers [of communications technologies], rather than agents; controlled, rather than controlling.” She refers to two women, Margery Kempe (c. 1373–1438) and Margaret Cavendish (1623–1673), who […]